Ohio University

Executive Vice President and Provost

Office of the Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Sayrs serves as the Executive Vice President and Provost of Ohio University

Executive Vice President and Provost

Welcome to the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost


The Executive Vice President and Provost reports to the president and has major responsibilities for academic programs, university budget planning, research and coordination of internal university matters with the vice presidents. In addition to the office's executive and support staff, all deans report to the EVPP.

Executive Vice President and Provost Sayrs affirms OHIO's commitment to social justice

Provost Sayrs speaks at a function

We join our colleagues in expressing deep sadness and anger at the tragic stream of brutality we have witnessed over the past weeks and years, including the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the long-standing, underlying, and persistent racism that perpetuates this violence.

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Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning

Faculty and Academic Planning

We play a key role in ensuring that academic excellence and high professional standards are hallmarks of Ohio University. Responsibilities include processes for program and curricular changes; academic program review and assessment; faculty hiring, promotion, and tenure; student tuition appeals and more. The office provides valuable resources for new and established faculty; deans, chairs, and directors; and students.

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Accreditation at Ohio University

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, formerly the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education). While over 30 of the University’s academic programs are accredited by their own specialized accreditors, Ohio University as a whole is accredited by HLC; all of the University’s programs and units are covered by this institution-wide accreditation. HLC offers three different pathways to institutional accreditation. They are the Standard Pathway, the Open Pathway, and the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP, soon to be phased out) pathway. Ohio University has been in AQIP since 2002. The next HLC Comprehensive Evaluation and visit will occur no later than Fall 2024.

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